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and address issues. president obama heads to las vegas to unveil his own immigration reform plan. he promised the reform in his 2008 but failed to deliver it in his first term. >> cenk: the reason why he failed to deliver it, of course, the republicans opposed him. the republicans seem a little more open to reform now. let me show you why. 71% of latinos voted for president obama. only 27% voted for governor romney. all of a sudden the republicans are thinking, maybe the latinos are not so bad. interesting. i'm sure that they, of course, vote based on principle, though. let me show you what is in the proposal. four major goals, providing a means for citizenship to immigrants who are already here. number two coming out with an employment verification system to make sure employers do not hire those people who are in the country illegally. number three letting in more low-skill workers and allowing employers to hire immigrants if they can show they couldn't recruit an u.s. citizen with the same skills. that's for corporate america. i'll explain that in a little bit. and number four, awarding gre
on the issue now and a new willingness among republicans to compromise on immigration after president obama won the latino vote by 71% in the november election.1% the senators behind the plan are a bipartisan group of heavy hitters. new york democrat charles schumer is their unofficial leader. >> we believe this will be the year congress finally gets it done. con the politics on this issue have been turned upside down. for the first time ever there's more political risk in opposing immigration reform than in supporting it. >> reporter: their plan would grant illegal immigrants temporary legal status to staygr in the country if they pass a a criminal background check, pay a fine and back taxes and learn english. but they would have to get the back of the line for citizenship-- a process that would only start once border security has been improved with more agents and more drones. in 2007, republicans brought down a similar plan arguing it amounts to amnesty. but arizona's john mccain who championed reform then and nowpi says he senses a major shift among his g.o.p. colleagues. >> you look at the
with democrats and signature domestic policy issues and then 9/11 happened and the wars occurred. really, the nation polarized again, right versus left. i don't think we have come out of that. obama inherited that. but he talked about bridging that and governing in a way to bring right and left together. i happening the number-1 failure of president obama is not the economy. it's his failure to find a way to bring us all together. >> eric: chris, what about that? >> well, i think it's easy to put it on president obammasm the fact is, this has been building and arguably building for years. the division that we have between the parties. the issues are difficult. the solutions are more complex. it is not easy to find that compromise. it is easy to say that it's president obama's fault. i heard that from the previous president. but the reality is, you cannot dance with someone if they keep saying no. when you have a republican party that is divided amongst itself, in terms of where the country should go, how do you find that common ground that basically unites the country? it's extremely dif
, president obama is preparing to dive into the contentious issue of immigration, with a major speech set for las vegas tuesday. the president is expected to push for improving border security you expanding the system for employers to verify their workers a legal status and perhaps most controversially, creating a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants. >> we can't go on forever with 11 million people living in this country in the shadows in an illegal status. >> we are committed to a comprehensive approach to finally in this country have an immigration law that we can live with. >> reporter: a bipartisan group of six seine stores planning to unveil its immigration reform proposals this week. last november, president obama won more than 70% of the latino vote, a new political reality forcing some republicans to reconsider their past opposition. >> first of all, americans support it in poll after poll. secondly, latino voters expect t third, the democrats want it and fourth, republicans need it. >> reporter: senator marco rubio in a nevada newspaper today insisted illegal immigrants mu
he disagreed with president obama on the increase in troops in afghanistan. again, key issues that would play out if he gets the job at the pentagon. >> chris, we've seen these things before. this one at least is getting off to a very uncertain start. >> yes. >> we know the drama and all of the positions that have been taken pro and con and the lobbies that have been taken against him, and it's been pretty fierce, and i know he has been doing murder boards and he has been practicing at the pentagon. they've got really good people working with them. you might have expected that he would have, as kelly points out, anticipated this line of questioning from john mccain. >> well, and let me just add one other thing. he is a former senator. he is not unaware of how these things go. this is not someone who is sort of a newbie to processes like this. you know, look. i found the mcdane-hagel confrontation incredibly compelling for a number of reasons. not the least of which is the -- these were two men that were the best, lit rate the best of friends. chuck hagel was the chairman of jo
. let me go to you, mr. lapierre. president obama has issued 23 executive actions on gun violence. can you discuss the commonality between your organization, the nra, and the obama administration when it comes to finding ways to reduce gun violence? >> what we think works, and we support what works. i've talked about the eagle child safety program which would put more money into than anybody in the country. we support enforcing the federal gun laws on the books were under% of the time against drug dealers, gangs with guns, felons with guns, and that works. you've got states like california where they send more inmates back to the streets and have to put more back in jail for new crimes guns -- committed against their citizens than any other state in the nation. new york state, too. the collapse of the fiscal situation in those states has also collapsed the criminal justice system in those states. the nra has always supported what works. we have 11,000 police instructors and we represent honest people all over this country. there are 25,000 violent crimes per week in this country. the i
about one the top prior to issues with president obama and i think for the american people in this session of congress. >> that's climate change. joining us in studio bob deans is the communications director for the natural resources defense counsel. >> thanks for having me. >> bill: thank you. thanks for coming in. you didn't get the dress code i guess. >> i dress up now bill. >> peter: so much for casual fridays, man. >> bill: nice of you to raise the bar. >> peter: happy i just found a clean shirt this morning. >> bill: i have got to tell you a lot of republicans are saying today, today, you know, we need to do something about our party because we got schllacked by everybody but white males. bobby gendall of all people republican governor of louisiana who is room ordered to run and it may be next time. he was talking to a group of republicans in north carolina. he didn't pull any punches. he really said, man, this party has got to change. here he is. >> we've got to stop being the stupid party. i am serious. it's time for a new repu
was addressing the issue he talked about president obama's record. he really didn't directly address. he said, you know, i have been a friend of israel. he didn't deny he made the statements. he couldn't. he deferred to president obama's record. i think that's the safest bet for him. he took the right tact in terms of the answer there. >> all right. fran townsend, thank you. appreciate it. >>> an oscar-nominated movie is finding a receptive audience in a surprising place. talking about "argo." hollywood's take on a real life mission to rescue american hostages from iran back in 1979. the film is officially banned by the iranian government. but apparently a hot commodity under ground. bootleg dvds are all over the place. there is reportedly much debate about the accuracy of the story. bootlegged movie distributors say it is the biggest seller in years. >>> real life story of egypt's revolution is being written but there is one thing that's clear. the young behind the arab spring uprising are afraid that their voices are still not being heard. their anger boiling over on the streets in days of
. giffords is also expected to make a short statement. >> another key issue is immigration reform. president obama called for swift action. >> the idea that i'm proposing have traditionally been supported by both democrats like ted kennedy and republicans like george w. bush. you don't get that matchup very often. the question is very simple. do we have the resolve as a people, as a country, as a government to finally put this issue behind us? i believe that we do. >> one of the main provisions in the plan puts up to 11 million illegal immigrants on a clear path to citizenship. it's interesting. some republicans were upset with the president because they're saying he's not talking about a prerequisite, border security first before they grant this path way to citizenship. >> this won't be the last conversation on that. >> that's right. i agree. >> plenty more to follow. >>> senator john kerry has been confirmed to be the next secretary of state. the senate overwhelmingly affirmed kerry's nomination. 94-3 vet yesterday. he served as chairman of the senate foreig
, that obama has found a soulmate on the issue of war. so with hagel as defense secretary, even though he served certainly during vietnam, a republican, what does it mean for american engagement in the world in the next four years? >> that it's going to be done in a much more careful way. clearly in my research on the first book i did on obama in talking with the president about the war in afghanistan, he, like hagel, has an aversion to war. he'll go to war, but in obama's famous nobel prize acceptance speech he made it very clear that war may be necessary, but it's always a manifestation of human folly. >> and the secretary of state john kerry has said they need to get the economic house in order as a first priority for national security. but look at syria and look at iran. where does the secretary -- the secretary of defense nominee and the president stand on iran? >> well, they're going -- you know, the policy is to prevent iran from getting the bomb. that is the most difficult policy to execute. it's not matter of containment. it's a matter of staffing it, whether that's going to be e
living in the shadows. >> the plan by the "gang of eight" lays out ways to address the big issues including the path to citizenship for endowment the -- citizenship for undocumented workers. we have gone 25 years without a clear statement. that is not acceptable. >> tomorrow, president obama heads to las vegas with his own plan promising that reform during the 2008 campaign but failed to flavor in the first term with 7 in ten latino voters supporting president obama in 2012 election republicans now appear more willing to play ball. >> there is a new appreciation on both sides of the aisle including more more on the republican side. >> americans support it. latino voters expect it. democrats want it. republicans need it. >> as washington lawmakers prepare to act some states are taking action. over the weekend, illinois became the fourth state to allow illegal immigrants to get a driver's license. >> this morning, a state lawmaker plans to unveil legislation to create a state-wide earthquake warning system. los angeles area state senator says such a system could minimize death and d
the support of our hispanic citizens. and we realize that there are many issues in which we think we are in agreement with our hispanic citizens, but this is a preeminent issue for those citizens. >> obviously, when you look at the election last time, president obama got 71% of the latino vote. mitt romney, 27%. is john mccain right? >> no, he really isn't. he's no more right this time than he was back in, what, '87, when he and another gang tried to put together a very similar bill. he and a member of that time of it was called the mccain-kennedy bill. very similar in every respect to what i have seen so far. i must admit i haven't seen the whole thing. from what i heard about it, very similar. at any rate, it's the same rhetoric, and it's just as wrong today as it was then. the reason, i mean, this is amazing, honestly. somehow, republicans, many republicans, mccain being one of them, have been led to believe that all we have to do as republicans is soften the stance on immigration, and we will begin to erode the democrat base that exists in the hispanic community. certainly, there
divisive issues in the nation. on friday, vice president biden officially kicked off the obama administration's public push aimed at pressuring congress to enact stiffer gun laws. biden held a round table discussion in the traditionally gun-friendly area of richmond, virginia. >> we talked about the need to expand mental health capacity across the country. we talked about access, and we talked about resources. >> reporter: and in an effort to sway legislators through public pressure, organizing for action, obama's relaunched campaign arm, is sending out emails to supporters writing, "tell your members of congress that you want to see decisive action on this issue." in addition to 23 executive actions focused on gun safety, the president has also called for new legislation including universal background checks, limits on high-capacity magazines, and a ban on assault weapons. this past week, california democratic senator dianne feinstein proposed a ban that would be more restrictive than the one that expired a decade ago. >> this is really an uphill road. if anyone asked today ca
: denis mcdonough has been a trusted adviser to president obama counseling him on foreign policy issues during the 2008 campaign and later as deputy chief security adviser. he was in the situation room during the historic raid that killed osama bin laden. >> it was quite a team effort over the course of this. the president obviously leading that team. >> reporter: now the president is poised to name mcdonough chief of staff. the person responsible for helping make his second-term goals a reality. it's a key role that requires the right fit as captured by the popular tv show "the west wing." >> you got a best friend? >> yes, sir. >> is he smarter than you? >> yes, sir. >> would you trust him with your life? >> yes, sir. >> that's your chief of staff. >> reporter: the 43-year-old mcdonough grew up in minnesota. one of 11 children in what he's described as a proud, catholic family. he's kept a low profile in the administration but won fans as a man of integrity. >> denis traveled extensively with the president. when you spend day in and day out with someone in a high stakes very stressful
-chair of the campaign i would be proud to work for and with president obama. but i'm focused on issues like immigration and guns. we need to push for and support very important safe responsible gun legislation likes an assault weapons ban, universal background check, the straw buyers and gun trafficking. i'm focused on my job right now. we'll see what happens when it's all over. >> sounds like you're open to the possibility? >> t.j., i'm focused on the job. >> focused but if the phone rings. mr. mayor -- >> you're good. >> -- i do appreciate your time, sir. thanks so much and look forward to talking to you down the road. >> thank you, you, too. >>> 40 minutes past the hour. time now for today's fast five headlines. the "new york times" says the obama administration is considering supplying france with refueling planes in the fight against al qaeda linked attacks in mali. >>> also this hacking group you've heard the name before probably. called anonymous. the group now says it hijacked the web site of the u.s. sentencing commission today to avenge the death of aaron schwartz. he's the internet activist
to help republicans? nah, i don't think so. all right, into that and a whole mess of other issues but first here we get the latest, today's current news update, lisa ferguson standing by in our studios in los angeles. good morning lisa. >> hey bill, good morning everyone. today, president obama unveils his own new plan for immigration reform he's speaking in las vegas at 11:55 this morning and we're expecting this to be a more liberal plan than the blueprint the senate laid out yesterday. as bill mentioned a group of eight bipartisan senators have been work behind closed doors and finally released their new plan yesterday on capitol hill. some three basic bullet points from that plan, it would provide a path to probationary legal status for most of the country's 11 million illegal immigrants provided they do not have a criminal background. it would also call for a way to it's allow low-skilled immigrants like farm workers to enter the country but only when the economy is good and the details on how it would exactly go about that are still a bit fuzzy. it would call for a mandatory
or defense party. you're part of the obama team. this is a good opportunity for the american people to get a solid airing on the issues that you know, face us. nuclear iran. our troops in afghanistan. you mentioned the defense budget, missile defense. proliferation. all these issues. so i'm hoping that chuck hagel will be pressed by members of the senate on the senate armed services committee about these very important issues that affect us today. jon: presumably he has been asked those opinions on those issues by the president. the president wouldn't have picked him for the job if he didn't share the president's views? >> no argument there because that is why this is really important because there is lot to be concerned about the president's foreign policy. look at syria, 22 months, 62,000 deaths. we have had no effect on iran's movement towards a nuclear weapon. what about the rise of china? are we going to have the forces we need to make that pivot to china? i said in that pies in the "new york post" yesterday, are we getting a powerful pivot or a plucky pirro wet? we need forces out th
cain concedes immigration reform is an especially keen issue for the republican party, which has seen support from hispanic voters drop dramatically. >>> president obama is keeping the heat on congress in the firearms debate by meeting with police chiefs who have seen gun violence firsthand. he gathered with chiefs from aurora, colorado, newtown, connecticut and other communities yesterday at the white house. the chiefs urged mr. obama to focus on strengthening background checks and mental health systems. but they didn't quite agree on a new ban on assault weapons. >> that is going to be the most controversial part of that plan. some of the parents of children killed in last month's sandy hook elementary school shooting added their voices to the debate. before a group of connecticut state lawmakers they demanded better enforcement of their state's existing gun laws. >> the time is now. let the state of connecticut become an agent for change with respect to gun safety. our little man and every other child and adult who died that day deserve it. >> some parents also question why civilians would
are less of both. >> right. he nailed it. you have to think about privacy issues at the beginning. they are not an afterthought. i think we were the first apartment in the obama administration to have a presidentially appointed privacy officer. we have a large privacy office. they are at the table helping us. it is very practical stuff. we collect information, who can we share it with, how long, for what purpose? can it be purpose their privacy implications about that. a number of other examples of how we embed privacy considerations into the work we do. >> our country is strong because we protect civil liberties and a perfect security. not because they protect one of them and not the other. >> these are our values. that is correct. >> final question during the are both in a field dominated by men -- final question. we are both in a field dominated by men. you are the first secretary of homeland security who happens to be a woman. what and do you haev -- what advice tdo do you have for young women getting into the security field? get at it. it is interesting, challenging, and you
trade center we've held programs and hosted major national conversations on the toughest of these issues. for example, in april of 2012 john brennan asked to speak here to describe the legal -- around the obama administration drone program. the very thoughtful public discussion we had that day may have helped generate the administration simply be published counterterrorism playbook. we also hosted a national conversation last fall with cyber czar keith alexander, senator susan collins and anthony romero who is head of the aclu, and how to bring the public into the very difficult discussion on cyber. we addressed a range of issues and will cover some of this again today from privacy to the role of the department of homeland security. all of the participants in that national conversation, i know our secretary does, too, cyberattacks pose a potential catastrophic threat to u.s. infrastructure. i met janet napolitano of long ago. she knows what's coming. when she was a young associate in a phoenix law firm. she claims that she had a perm, but i have no memory. [laughter] since then she has b
, it is a matter of look, we're all warriors, and nobody gets left behind here. martha: the sensibility issue here, i want to put this quote to mary katherine, there is sensibility issue here. let's look at this quote from president obama. it really struck me when i saw these words. every american can be proud our military will grow stronger with our mothers, wives, sisters, and daughters playing a great he will role in protecting the country we love. it put an image in mind, our mothers, our daughters, our sisters? it conjures up a lot of things. and i wonder when they're out there and in these combat positions, whether, you know, men feel this protective instinct to some certain extent that might change the dynamic out there. i don't know if that is the case. mary katherine you take that on and then juan. >> i do think it is not something we can entirely discount. it is powerful cultural norm to protect. not necessarily all cultural and sometimes can be biological and hardwired. that is something to worry about unit cohesiveness and how that works. the military is very good accommodating new thi
setting the stage for a new round of budget battles in president obama's second term. he just wrapped up his speech at the national review institute warning fellow republicans to carefully pick their fight with the democrats or risk being miss cast on divisive issues. >> the way he felt it it's the president and only the president who is trying to fix our bridges to feed our children to care for our seniors to clean our frankly, he must be exhausted. i know we are. but we can't get rattled. we won't play the villain in his morality plays. we have to stay united. we have to show that if given the chance we can govern. >> molly henneberg is live in washington with more. >> trying to buoy his fellow conservatives. paul ryan said republicans and conservatives will need prudence to deal with president obama's second term. showing voters what the president's agenda looks like wasn't implemented. >> in the president's first term we argued against big government in theory. huz second term we will be arguing against big government in practice. it is no longer a 2,000 page bill now it is 13,000 pa
to give him three or four. i gave him five to ten did she issue did he said don't release this guy. he's a dangerous man. >> bill: nobody wants to mess with them. >> i certainly don't. >> bill: that's right. thank you. next up, the obama administration clears women for combat operations, but is that a smart thing to do? we'll hear both >> bill: in the impact segment, the obama administration announcing that women in the military will now be able to go on combat operations. the "new york times" celebrating with the headline that says, equality at the front line. you may have noticed that equality is a new buzz word for the progressive movement. economic equality, marital equality, and now combat equality. joining us from washington, captain pete, served in iraq and afghanistan. and from tucson, arizona, martha mcsally, the first woman to fly combat operations in the air force from witch which she retired as a full colonel. so you support the decision, colonel. correct? >> yes, i do, bill. >> bill: and why? >> well, it's really long overdue. i mean, just in case anybody didn't get the me
-judge panel of the united states court of appeals for the district of columbia issued a decision that basically said the era of recess appointments is over. the three-judge court unanimously ruled that president obama on january 4, treft, made -- on january 4, 2012, made four recess appointments which were unconstitutional. and, therefore, said the court, these four individuals -- one has already gone from the nlrb. so two nlrb individuals were in the case that was before this court. hold their seats unconstitutionally. the chairman of the national labor relations board, nevertheless said in effect the nlrb is open for business. i respectfully suggest a different sign should go up. "help wanted. nominations needed." and that the two nlrb members whose recess appointments were unconstitutional should leave the court, because the decisions -- leave the nlrb, because the decisions in which they participated -- and there were 219 of them -- cannot be valid if they're challenged, just as this one decision was vacated, cannot be challenged because since they stwrurpbltly there -- they
did she issue did he said don't release this guy. he's a dangerous man. >> bill: nobody wants to mess with them. >> i certainly don't. >> bill: that's right. thank you. next up, the obama administration clears women for combat operations, but is that a smart thing to do? we'll hear both sides next [ male announcer ] coughequence™ #8. waking the baby. [ coughs ] [ baby crying ] ♪ [ male announcer ] robitussin® liquid formula soothes your throat on contact and the active ingredient relieves your cough. robitussin®. don't suffer the coughequences™. ♪ i [ woman ] my boyfriend and i were going on vacation, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accessories. a new belt. some nylons. and what girl wouldn't need new shoes? and with all the points 've been earning, i was able to get us a flight to our favorite climbing spot even on a holiday weekend. ♪ things are definitely looking up. [ male announcer ] with no blackout dates, you can use your citi thankyou points to travel whenever you want. visit citi.com/thankyoucards to apply. >> bill: in the impact segment, the obama
keep the spotlight on gun violence and back obama's push for stricter gun laws. but demonstrators are finding ways to demonstrate their own passion for the issue. >> thousands joined a quiet march through the streets of washington to send a message to washington about gun violence. among those in attendance, about 100 parents from newtown, connecticut, the scene of last month's deadly elementary attack. >> i feel hopefull, cautiously optimistic and i hope this is just the start of a bigger movement to keep not only our children safe but the citizens. >> the rally was one of several organized in cities across the united states. from san francisco to new jersey. >> i'm hoping that the power of regular people will actually assert itself in contrast to the lobbying power of the n.r.a. >> the national rifle association says its gearing up for an all-out battle insisting that gun bans make no one safer. vice president biden is spear heading a public push for new gun legislation that will strengthen background checks and limit high-power ammunition magazines and get assault we havens off
obama [applause] because of barack obama, washington is broken. they've proven nearly incapable of solving the most basic problems facing america. so i think it's time to send a lot of these issues to the 30 governors in our country, the republican governors in our country that is proven the ability to solve the problems, balance budgets, speak to republicans, democrats, independents. we've had great success in our parties. unfortunately sometimes we do a lousy job bragging about it, but there's a shining star in louisiana and somebody said it's going to be a great partner moving forward in making sure we win a big race in new jersey in a big race in virginia and the head of that effort and a partner of mine moving forward is a great governor of louisiana, please welcome to the republican national committee, governor bobby jindal. [cheers and applause] clap back >> thank you are very, very much for that welcome. thank you for that generous introduction. thank you for your leadership your software party, rnc commentary country. i understand you got a barn burner of an election co
on issues that matter to him: climate change, gay rights, economic justice and the protection of social programs. the country needs a president who can do more than advance incrementally a partisan agenda. an obama who could somehow rally the country to restructure medicare and social security so they can endure through the 21st century might be a great president. but obama moved in another direction on monday." jon meacham, is there a chance that we will see a different focus during the state of the union? >> possibly, but there was a chance -- i agree with david -- i think that the most important line -- actually, it's from one of rattner's charts -- is the falling household income over the last 12 years. and there was not a discussion, not a call for the kind of sacrifice that we're going to have to do to make an investment in the future because as we all know, you can cut every bit of discretionary spending, right? and that's 20% besides defense. and if we don't find a way to put our appetites in line with our means, then the american dream of the last 60, 70 years is not going to b
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